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1. Very silly of bard maybe to take us back in (6)

4. Sup­port for the PU (4,2)

9. In con­ver­sa­tion, link may be made with tag (7)

10. The main sort of map (5)

11. Sound rule to come down from the clouds (4)

12. Make shift for one­self loudly and fin­ish it (4)

13. An out­fit for Christo­pher shortly will ap­pear (3)

15. A cad is the last thing one will find in the boot (4)

16. For a tai­lor it's a cer­tainty (4)

19. Get solid ar­range­ment for the hair (3)

21. Mis­for­tunes of the Lin­naean So­ci­ety be­gan with the Ital­ian (4)

22. Pro­fes­sional charge is about right if it's gratis (4)

24. Cross that is put around a de­serter (5)

25. Pre­cious metal in the mass found as Taurus takes one on (7)

26. Im­ply non-ex­is­tence of age ten can turn to (6)

27. Pew-opener at the side of the road on the right (6)

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1. Some­how or other it is fol­low­ing a mode (5,1,7)

2. Flesh is thus con­cerned only with num­ber one (7)

3. There's a bird mak­ing part of the fence (4)

5. It wasn't meant to hap­pen, but I'd got in a cir­cum­flex (8)

6. Trick of do­ing a petty con­trivance (5)

7. Break­fast diet Peter and June set out (5,8)

8. Say one will rage about the en­vi­ron­ment ini­tially (5)

14. The de­posit of ten cents is to be sent round (8)

17. Leav­ing each other a line on the scalp (7)

18. The world of the Theatre (5)

20. Nasal tone pro­duced by in­sect get­ting up round win­dow-top (5)

23. Part song, all mirth and gai­ety (4)

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